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Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

An additional information, we've just tested the third procedure (the one with JAVA) with the mount connected through Ethernet. It says "No mounts found on any network".


Le 03/08/2020 à 09:51, christian viladrich a écrit :

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).
Hello Christian,

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:


 
  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras






Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).
Hello Christian,

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:


 
  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras






Re: End of an era?

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

I forgot to add that you will want to get the covers too in case you decide to remove the wheels.




Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: large alignment error with polemaster & mach2

Robert Chozick
 

Thanks for the confirmation Jim. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Jim Hawn <jhawn@...> wrote:

Hi Robert,

I think that is right.  As a rule of thumb, I too find that one arc minute or less is adequate for producing decent subs using PHD2 all other things equal.


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

I think the FSQn's were colour corrected for film and people complained about the blue halos when super blue sensitive ccd's came on the scene. It didn't bug me but I had run out of things to image with it and wanted the AP130EDT for visual and solar.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 22:13, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
There is a certain quality to the images that I like. I’m not sure I can describe it.   My other scopes come and go but I want to keep the FSQ   

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
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Re: IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick
 

There is a certain quality to the images that I like. I’m not sure I can describe it.   My other scopes come and go but I want to keep the FSQ   

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
--
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http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

I miss mine. Traded it and cash for an AP130EDT. I came out okay. ;-)

Stuart

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 9:01 PM Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the N fluorite version of the FSQ-106 so I guess that means I need the UV.  After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:


Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/

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http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: IR Cut filters

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick
 

I have the N fluorite version of the FSQ-106 so I guess that means I need the UV.  After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:


Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: End of an era?

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Hey! Very interesting. Thank you!

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:38:18 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
 
Jim

Would this work:?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r98q6UM6-4

It is useful for moving other items too. It has worked well for me.

tony
?

On 8/2/2020 11:51 AM, thefamily90 Phillips wrote:
Does anyone know an easy way to either attach wheels or a dolly that will work to move the older and heavier AP 10 inch in its case around? I think I used to be able to pick the case up with the telescope inside but recently have resorted to pushing and pulling it across the floor. Thanks for any help.

Best,

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:35:11 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
?

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?
No, I did this one on my first prototype at NEAF a couple of years ago for a laugh.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?

Nice work Roland

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick
 

They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




Re: Pelican Nebula and M33

Andrew Arai
 

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew


Re: End of an era?

Harley Davidson
 

Jim

Would this work:?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r98q6UM6-4

It is useful for moving other items too. It has worked well for me.

tony
?

On 8/2/2020 11:51 AM, thefamily90 Phillips wrote:
Does anyone know an easy way to either attach wheels or a dolly that will work to move the older and heavier AP 10 inch in its case around? I think I used to be able to pick the case up with the telescope inside but recently have resorted to pushing and pulling it across the floor. Thanks for any help.

Best,

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:35:11 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
?

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?
No, I did this one on my first prototype at NEAF a couple of years ago for a laugh.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?

Nice work Roland

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: large alignment error with polemaster & mach2

Terri Zittritsch
 

Hi Andrea,    I was one of those who originally had poor polar alignment with polemaster, and then purchased a RAPAS and justified it for when I'm out without a computer.  It is another nice piece of kit!   Of course right after buying the RAPAS I figured out the issue for me, which was the exposure/gain settings.  When I check my alignment with PHD2, it's within the level of accuracy of the software (don't really see any drift) over several minutes.  

best of luck!

Terri


On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 11:25 AM, Andrea Lucchetti wrote:
Hi Terri,
Thank you.
I havealso  tried What you suggest, larger gain , and can see several stars. No luck.
I also have the AP 900 adapter, the polemaster is firmly attached.
The last thing I will check is the location.
Honestly I don’t remember the setting: when I received the camera I have tried at home and I could have filled in An approximate latitude.
I am having a one week break, but when back that will be the first check.
I do hope is simple like that ( I will feel a little silly but happy :-)
Andrea


Re: End of an era?

Elenillor
 

I keep the case on a flat moving dolly I got from Lowes or Home Depot. The dolly was left over after a couple of moves. To lift the case in and out of the car I used some retired lengths of climbing rope. The rope is attached under the handles with some velcro strips. The velcro take no load and makes it very easy to remove the rope if needed.  The rope also serves as a tow line when pulling the case from storage to the garage. A simple solution with available materials. 


Re: End of an era?

 

Michael,

 

That’s mighty handy for anyone that has the large cases and lost their wheels or wish to add them.  Thanks for posting.

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Hambrick via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?

 

Hi Jim

Is your scope case one of the Astro-Physics wood cases ? I had the same experience with my 180 EDT case. As I am getting older the force of gravity is getting stronger.

Astro-Physics sold me a set of removable wheels that I installed on my 180 EDT case, but you can also get them directly from a company called Crest Lock. Some people may remember that Hartmann and Boyt suitcases use these wheels before the in-line roller wheels became so popular. Be sure to get the ones with ball bearings. You will need to move the foam on the bottom of your case out of the way to install the receivers, and you should install the wheels at both ends of the case.



Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO

TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: End of an era?

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Yes it’s the older wooden box.

Thank you very much!!


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:54:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
 
Hi Jim

Is your scope case one of the Astro-Physics wood cases ? I had the same experience with my 180 EDT case. As I am getting older the force of gravity is getting stronger.

Astro-Physics sold me a set of removable wheels that I installed on my 180 EDT case, but you can also get them directly from a company called Crest Lock. Some people may remember that Hartmann and Boyt suitcases use these wheels before the in-line roller wheels became so popular. Be sure to get the ones with ball bearings. You will need to move the foam on the bottom of your case out of the way to install the receivers, and you should install the wheels at both ends of the case.



Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: End of an era?

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Hi Jim

Is your scope case one of the Astro-Physics wood cases ? I had the same experience with my 180 EDT case. As I am getting older the force of gravity is getting stronger.

Astro-Physics sold me a set of removable wheels that I installed on my 180 EDT case, but you can also get them directly from a company called Crest Lock. Some people may remember that Hartmann and Boyt suitcases use these wheels before the in-line roller wheels became so popular. Be sure to get the ones with ball bearings. You will need to move the foam on the bottom of your case out of the way to install the receivers, and you should install the wheels at both ends of the case.



Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

Hi Brian,

Thanks for this. I'll test this ASAP.

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:16, Brian Valente a écrit :

Hi Christian

have you tried using the search tool in APCC?

little magnifying glass next to the connection type

image.png

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 9:10 AM christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...> wrote:
Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras







--
Brian 



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